Bug#428913: Acknowledgement (debian-installer-manual: improve partman-auto/expert_recipe example)
I've just found something in my preseeding file that seems to change the
For some reason I had this as the first line of the expert recipe item:
partman-auto/expert_recipe string boot-root
d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string boot-root
I commented out the choose_recipe line from my patch
d-i partman-auto/choose_recipe select boot-root
and things still work, ie the installer does not halt and
ask me which autopartitioning scheme I want to use.
So perhaps the patch is superfluous.
However I can't see much harm in including it as to my eyes it makes it
clearer which partitioning scheme is being selected. It's unclear to me
whether the presence of an expert_recipe in the preseed file will always
trump the standard recipes that come with the installer. If this is the
case could that be explicitly documented in the appendix, eg
# Or provide a recipe of your own...
+# If you provide an expert_recipe the installer will use this
+# automatically, in preference to the predefined partitioning recipes.
# The recipe format is documented in the file devel/partman-auto-recipe.txt.
Aside from this, attention should be drawn to the need for an inline
expert recipe to have the 'd-i' prefixed to it, while a recipe in a
file should not (must not?) have this.